Fast learning during my 50 State Quest — winter travel can be precarious.  Have experienced both flight delays & cancellations due to inclement weather & plane mechanical problems.  While travelling East Coast on red-eye flights, have mastered sleeping in airports across chairs or against poles, propped against my backpack & running shoes.  In Dallas, Skylink was down due to a security breach, leaving few options to transfer between terminals.  Not only a Marathon Maniac, but fast becoming a travel warrior.

Received the following email late last night, cancelling this weekend’s Hyannis Marathon in Massachusetts.  ARGH!  Race fee – gone.  Air travel – salvaged 50% of cost.  Hotel – salvaged deposit (one-night stay) by moving reservation to October.

50 State Quest in jeopardy?  Heck no.  Kept cool, put on a happy face & juggled.  Registered for the Cape Cod Marathon in October (Massachusetts salvaged), then added Charlottesville Marathon in April to cover Virginia.  Everything happens for a reason.

Visiting Cape Cod in October makes much more sense than February plus I’ve always wanted to see Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello [in Charlottesville] so…although not ideal financially, I’m better off & remain on track to finish 50 States in Steamboat, June 2016.

No Hyannis, weekend’s open — gonna hit the mountains…this Colorado transplant loves the snow 🙂


Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10Km & Marathon Team Relay – HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT AND EXPECTED WEATHER


I am sorry to report that this year’s event has been canceled due to current and expected weather conditions this week and on race weekend in Hyannis respectively.


I was informed this afternoon that top Town of Barnstable officials, including Police, Fire and DPW, met and decided that the town roads and parking would not be safe or adequate for a large event, and that this year’s event would have to be canceled.


There will not be a reschedule date.


Please keep in mind that all tees, medals, insurance, and food have been purchased; beneficiary organizations have been paid; hundreds and hundreds of hours have been put in to get the event off; and there are contracts to honor.


Thank you for your patience in waiting for this call. As I am sure you understand, after waiting for word from the town of Barnstable, we have hundreds of volunteers to inform, as well as vendors, contractors, and so many others.


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